11 November 2019

ECOS Policy Director joins EPEAT Advisory Council

ECOS Policy Director Christoforos Spiliotopoulos has joined the Advisory Council of EPEAT, an ecolabel with global outreach focusing on IT products, including computers, televisions, servers and mobile phones.

The EPEAT programme is managed by the U.S.-based, non-profit Green Electronic Council.

The EPEAT ecolabel is awarded to products that meet specific product-related and corporate-related criteria covering aspects such as energy efficiency, product longevity, chemicals, design for repair, end-of-life management and corporate social responsibility. These criteria are established by a multi-stakeholder and consensus-building standard development process. Products meeting the criteria enter the EPEAT product registry with the view to inform the purchasing decisions of public and private institutions, including national governments.

ECOS joins a diverse group of stakeholders present in the Council, ranging from manufacturers and purchasers to environmental advocacy and government representatives. We hope that our experience in standardisation processes, product policy and environmental aspects will prove to be useful in delivering the environmental benefits associated with the programme and look forward to the opportunity to liaise with international partners and stakeholders.

ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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